I Took Your Advice

Last week I asked my readers to suggest which of two sinks I should choose for the conservatory bathroom. I want to start by thanking you for your input and especially the “whys” of your choices.

The Ikea Odensvik is 39-3/8 inches wide and 19-1/4 inches deep
The Ikea Odensvik is 39-3/8 inches wide and 19-1/4 inches deep

The vote seemed to be unanimous for the Ikea sink (the smaller of the two).

The 19-1/4" deep sink will sit well inside the 25" niche.
The 19-1/4″ deep sink will sit well inside the 25″ niche.

When I remeasured the space I decided the smaller sink would proportionally be a great fit.

The Odensvik sink is a rectangular bowl one-piece sink and counter.
The Odensvik sink is a rectangular bowl one-piece sink and counter.

On the way home from our Richmond trip we stopped at the Ikea store in Wooodbridge to purchase the Odensvik sink (which comes in 4 sizes.)

Porcelain sink with raised edges to contain the water.
Porcelain sink with raised edges to contain the water.

It is regularly priced at $120 but for Ikea Family members the price is $102.  I signed up to become a family member.

While visiting Paris we committed to extra tall spigots.
While visiting Paris we committed to extra tall spigots.

We also purchased a coordinating faucet with a tall spout. Charlie tried manhandling one in the store display and, when he could not easily dismember it, gave his OK to purchase.

The faucet fits on the one hole just behind the sink bowl.
The faucet fits on the one hole just behind the sink bowl.

Now we have the sink and faucet for the conservatory bathroom which cannot be installed until:

  1. the floor is leveled
  2. the floor is waterproofed
  3. the floor is tiled
  4. the vanity is designed
  5. the vanity is installed (We’re making it ourselves like we did the kitchen island.)

The progress is slow-going but 2 years ago this space didn’t even exist.

What’s your springtime project?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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